Cluster Financial Controller, London – Position Filled

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Our client, a dynamic and growing hotel group with several new openings, is seeking an exceptional Cluster Financial Controller to be a key player in their expanding team. This office-based role is located in the vibrant city of London.

Position Summary:
As the Cluster Financial Controller, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation of the finance function across multiple hotels. Key responsibilities include:

  • Clear and consistent management of controls and compliance
  • Ensuring that the high level of reporting standards are being maintained
  • Provide business acumen to parties both within and outside the finance function to ensure that risk is mitigated and opportunity taken
  • Partner with the GM’s and other non-finance related disciplines to deliver on the overall objectives of the business

The successful candidate will be a strategic leader, adept at setting and achieving goals, and fostering a collaborative and results-driven team environment. This should include the business plans and strategy in the following areas:

  • Commercial Focus
  • Controls & Compliance
  • Month End
  • Weekly Tasks
  • People Focus

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate the Year End and Interim Audit processes of the portfolio including the review and sign-off of information being submitted to External Auditors
  • Budgeting / Interim Presentations – detailed reviews before submission. Ensure that the numbers make sense and reflect the strategy of the property.
  • Assist with the capital expenditure process, work with GM’s and senior team members to ensure accuracy of applications and submissions of requests.
  • ESG responsibility to include the monitoring of energy, gas, water & waste. To effectively communicate consumption and to fully support the ESG committee.
If you’re ready to take on a challenging yet rewarding role, apply now and be a part of their journey.
For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 20 8600 1164

Financial Controller, London West End – Position Filled

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With views overlooking Kensington Gardens, we have a great opportunity for an experienced Financial Controller to oversee a small finance team in our client’s 4 star hotel in the West End of London. Close to the Royal Parks, this really is a fantastic chance to join a company that offers great career progression as well as great benefits.

Position summary:

A small finance team will be under your daily line management as you complete time-bound tasks on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. In order to meet the hotel’s financial KPIs, you will work closely with the general manager and the central management team, balancing your reactive approach to everyday activities with a strategic leadership style. In addition to taking the lead on the hotel’s financial cost reduction measures, you will actively mentor the operational team to ensure that they follow sound procedures. Budgeting, forecasting, payroll, cost controls, accounting, and reporting are a few of the continuing responsibilities you will have

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support the General Manager in leading the hotel’s annual budget process.
  • Ongoing cost controls, monitoring and auditing of processes and procedures. Providing coaching and training to management teams on cost control activity.
  • Support the production of a monthly capex report.
  • Management of payroll.
  • Self-accounting processes. Responsible for the management accounts and the P&L, balance sheet and ledger control.
  • Supporting the accurate forecasting of business.
  • Period end reports to be completed on time for all hotels.
  • Manage the purchase ledger and ensure invoices are entered onto the system regularly so suppliers are paid on time.
  • Line management of the finance team and their ongoing engagement and development.
  • Coaching and mentorship for the hotel’s management team and rising supervisory team members.
  • Line management of the finance team and their ongoing engagement and development.
  • Coaching and mentorship for the hotel’s management team and rising supervisory team members.

For more information, or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 208 600 1164

Client Accountant, London – Position Filled

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Are you ready to take the next big step in your accounting career? Our client, an actively growing boutique management accountancy practice specialising in the vibrant hospitality industry, is on the lookout for their next star team member: a Client Accountant!

Based in sunny South London with excellent transport links, this role offers the perfect blend of professional growth and flexibility. Imagine working alongside a close-knit team, gaining invaluable insights into the financial and operational world of restaurants and bars. And here’s the best part: if you show promise in other areas, our client is all about nurturing your talents!

Reporting directly to the partners, you’ll dive into producing accounts for their diverse range of clients and ensuring top-notch quality in all your work. Whether you’re crunching numbers, meeting with business owners, or mentoring junior accountants, attention to detail and a knack for client relations are key.

Here’s what’s in store for you:

  • Managing a portfolio of exciting clients.
  • Crafting monthly management accounts that’ll make our directors’ jaws drop.
  • Preparing financial reporting packs like a pro.
  • Hosting monthly meetings with business owners to showcase your financial wizardry.
  • Keeping a watchful eye over junior accountants’ work to maintain top-notch standards.
  • Building strong internal relationships to ensure all client needs are met with a smile.

Now, let’s talk about you. To thrive in this role, you’ll need:

  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification, freshly minted.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role (because you’re no stranger to the accounting game!).
  • Mad skills in Sage 50, Google Docs, Excel, and all things Microsoft.
  • The gift of the gab and top-notch communication skills.
  • A love for numbers and an analytical mind that can’t be beat.

Oh, and one more thing: all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

So, are you ready to make waves in the world of accounting while enjoying the flexibility you deserve? If yes, hit that apply button and let’s make magic happen!

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 208 600 1164

Area Director of Finance, New York – Position Filled

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Our client is a London-based rapidly expanding lifestyle hotel group leading the pack in new ways of travel.  We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Area Director of Finance to join the NY finance team and oversee the financial operations of 2 New York City hotels that are both actively trading and very successful in their own rite.

The Area Director of Finance will play a critical role in ensuring the financial success and growth of these properties while maintaining the highest standards of financial integrity.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Financial Strategy and Planning
  • Cost Control, Cash Flow and Expense Management
  • Financial Compliance
  • Team Leadership and Development
  • Strategic Partnerships

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Hospitality, or a related field (Master’s preferred)
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in finance, including at least 4 years in a leadership role
  • Strong knowledge of hotel financial operations
  • Proficiency in financial software and systems (e.g., Excel, financial reporting tools)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong leadership and team management abilities
  • Be highly commercial
  • Have a genuine interest and enthusiasm for what you do
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

Salary:   Excellent Base Salary and benefits

For a full job description, please send your send your resume to Andrea at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or cell number and a time you can speak.

Accounts Assistant, Mayfair Restaurant, London – Position Filled

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Our client is a high profile, high volume multi-site restaurant company in Mayfair and they are seeking an experienced Accounts Assistant to be fully accountable for the purchase ledger process:

Position duties:

  • Posting invoices
  • Preparing payments
  • Responding to accounts payable queries
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Reconciling bank statements

There is a lot more that can be added to this role as the person gets up to speed and wants to progress.

This position reports to a highly experienced fully qualified Financial Controller and the role will be split between two of the restaurants within the group.

For the most time, the successful candidate can work from home, although there will be need to visit the businesses possibly once per week. (maybe a little more to begin with, whilst training underway).

Although training will be given, a background in restaurant or hospitality would be advantageous.

Candidates should be able to work legally within the UK.

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 20 8600 1164

Assistant Financial Controller, London – Position Filled

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Our client is a hospitality and leisure company that operates luxury hotels, train services and river cruises worldwide.

They now have a opportunity for an Assistant Financial Controller to join the Finance Department based in London. The role itself will be based at the company’s depot office and whilst it is a fully sufficient office space it is off site and different to working in a hotel or office headquarters. Prospective candidates would need to be comfortable with this and also understand the role will sometimes require them to go to the operations, e.g to the kitchen to see the chef or depot to see engineers.

This position offers a Hybrid working system- three days in the office and two days working from home.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Financial Controller, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the management of all Central functions for the Trains and Cruises business units, including, General Ledger, Revenue Accounting, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payable, Taxation, Cash Management and the preparation of information that will assist management in making educated decisions.

Key responsibilities

  • Balancing of the passenger ticket revenue, deferred revenue, credit card refunds, discounts, cancellation revenue, rate discrepancy report and miscellaneous charges and staff charges to Travel Studio.
  • Overseeing the completion of daily banking tasks to ensure that all receipts recorded in Travel Studio posted by the Revenue and Central Accountant have been correctly reflected in the bank/credit card accounts.
  • Communicating the monthly revenues and ensure that all revenues are reviewed and approved by the Financial Controller (FC) and General Manager (GM) of the business units.
  • Supervising and managing the Central and Revenue Accounts Assistant and Credit Controller and Central Accountant including providing effective performance feedback in yearly reviews.
  • Assisting the FC with the preparation of the monthly reporting of the entire financial results of the business in established corporate formats and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (locally and as established by Corporate Office).

A full job description will be shared upon application

Candidate Requirements

  • 2 years+ relevant experience within a similar role
  • Proven leadership ability and experience in handling and coordinating different team
  • A diploma or relevant certificate from a recognised tertiary educational institution
  • Hospitality background is preferable but not essential, what is more crucial is a hands on approach to understand operations and an openess to work with them
  • An ability to communicate with all levels of staff, service providers and multiple stakeholders
  • VAT and Income Tax knowledge advantageous
  • Ability to work under pressure, multitask and prioritise
  • Accurate data entry & advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience in balance sheets and familiarity of accounting systems

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
    Private healthcare, Employer contribution pension
  • Hybrid working
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 20 8600 1164

Director of Finance, Hawaii – Position Filled

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We have an amazing opportunity for a Director of Finance to join the team at a luxury resort in the beautiful destination of Hawaii.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the main focus of the role is to oversee and manage the Finance Department and ensure its effective and efficient operations resulting in accurate financial and management reporting in a timely manner.

Main duties include:

  • Ensuring the internal control environment of the resort is maintained and complied with at all times in the resort
  • Providing key financial acumen support to the Managing Director and assist in driving hotel performance
  • Work closely with the Department Heads for Financial Support and advise them on spending and internal control matters.
  • This position will manage all key hotel finance employees and provide support for their monthly operation.

A full position description will be shared upon application

Candidate requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree – Typically degree in Accounting/ Finance/ Business, and a professional accounting designation or MBA in business are typically important.
  • International Managerial Accounting/Finance experience in luxury hotel/resort industry ideally 8+ years within a minimum of ideally 2 recognized branded properties or globally renowned properties.
  • Experience managing small finance teams
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office suite of products essential, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Strong knowledge and acceptance of USALI conventions for the Hospitality Industry reporting
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills
  • Good verbal, written communication (English) & interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, well organized & meticulous person, with an eye for details
  • Ability to plan, prioritize & implement effectively, multi-task while working effectively in a fast paced and ever changing and challenging environment
  • Must be able to adhere strictly to deadlines
  • Must legally be able to work in the United States

For more information or to apply, please contact Andrea at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 7714 236 469

Payroll Manager, London – Position Filled

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We have a great opportunity for a Payroll Manager to join the finance team at a luxury hotel company.

Superbly situated in Central London our client occupies one of the city’s most prestigious addresses. Newly built and impeccably designed to harmonise with the surrounding heritage buildings, the hotel is just steps away from Kensington Gardens, and other iconic attractions. Offering 190 exquisitely styled guest rooms and suites this hotel is focused on excellence and its guest can be assured of warm hospitality, luxury and elegance.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Finance the position will be responsible for the processing of Payroll for the Company’s team and for maintaining overall control of the management payroll system.

Other responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Ensuring a proper month-end payroll closing with timely preparation of accurate payslips and payments for all contractual obligations, with all internal controls being respected
  • Preparation of  the relevant tax returns and ensure payment is processed in a timely manner
  • Preparation all month-end entries, completion of  accurate financial statements and month-end reporting
  • Generate accurate daily, weekly and monthly reporting for labour management analysis
  • Assist in the preparation of statistical reports as required by local management, government authorities and area office
  • Ensure that an organised, up-to-date filing system is maintained for all pertinent payroll records in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. Liaise with regulator, internal and external auditors to provide them with required documentations and backups

Offering a competitive salary and other fantastic benefits which include:

  • Generous service charge distributed equitably to all colleagues
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension
  • Tronc
  • Medical cash plans including optical and dental coverage
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave plan
  • Workplace nursery salary exchange program
  • State of the art heart of house facilities including a gym, fitness classes, relaxation room
  • On-site occupational health and safety nurse and wellbeing education sessions
  • High street and online shopping discounts
  • Rewards and recognition initiatives
  • Dry cleaning

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 20 8600 1164

Cluster Financial Controller, London – Position Filled

This position has now been filled. Please check our latest job opportunities here

Our client is a hotel operator with hotels situated across the UK and Ireland. They now have an opportunity for a Cluster Financial Controller to be based in London.

Position Summary:
The Cluster Financial Controller is expected to ensure the efficient running of the finance function within their hotels with responsibilities including:

  • Clear and consistent management of controls and compliance
  • Ensuring that the high level of reporting standards are being maintained
  • Provide business acumen to parties both within and outside the finance function to ensure that risk is mitigated and opportunity taken
  • Partner with the GM’s and other non-finance related disciplines to deliver on the overall objectives of the business

The successful candidate will also need to set out clear and concise instruction as to the role of their resources having a communication plan that sets out the objectives, goals and progress being made.  This should include the business plans and strategy in the following areas:

  • Commercial Focus
  • Controls & Compliance
  • Month End
  • Weekly Tasks
  • People Focus

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate the Year End and Interim Audit processes of the portfolio including the review and sign-off of information being submitted to External Auditors
  • Budgeting / Interim Presentations – detailed reviews before submission. Ensure that the numbers make sense and reflect the strategy of the property.
  • Assist with the capital expenditure process, work with GM’s and senior team members to ensure accuracy of applications and submissions of requests.
  • ESG responsibility to include the monitoring of energy, gas, water & waste. To effectively communicate consumption and to fully support the ESG committee.

For more information or to apply, please contact Andrea at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 20 8600 1161

Divisional Learning & Development Manager – Position Filled

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Our client is a hospitality and leisure company that operates luxury hotels, train services and river cruises worldwide.

They now have a opportunity for a Divisional Learning & Development Manager to join the Human Resources team at their office in London. This position offers a Hybrid working system- three days in the office and two days working from home.

With the opportunity to travel to European locations such as France, Italy, Switzerland and Scotland, this is a fantastic opportunity to ensure that the service and quality that their clients have come to expect continues on into the future.

Position Overview:

  • Be responsible for helping the various teams to advance their skills and knowledge
  • Devise an organisational learning and development strategy, oversee its implementation, and assess its outcomes.
  • Enhance teams’ skills, performance, productivity and quality of work through creating and delivering personalised and relevant training material and courses
  • Identify training and developmental needs and drive suitable training initiatives

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute learning strategies and courses and create, update and implement departmental standard operating procedures
  • Implement various learning methods for the Division (e.g. coaching, job-shadowing, online training).
  • Design and deliver e-learning and in-person courses, workshops, and other trainings.
  • Assess the success of development plans and help employees make the most of learning opportunities.
  • Implement measures and systems to improve cost efficiency and the internal and external customer experience.
  • Work towards ensuring high levels of Employee engagement, as well as positively contribute to the Employee engagement levels of the Company overall
  • To maintain the Company’s training equipment and training library of resources
  • To co-ordinate and manage interns and hotel school trainees; act as a liaison between the Company and the schools, compile practical training schedules and handle any matters relating to the trainees and interns as and when required.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Ideally from a hotel background preferably with luxury experience
  • Previous experience within a learning & development environment

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
    Private healthcare, Employer contribution pension
  • Hybrid working
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 208 600 1164

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